From Twentyland to Thrumpton Park 1966
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10. From Twentyland to Thrumpton Park 1966


When the club lost its former ground on Church Lane at the end of the 1967 season. Mr Seymour immediately offered the use of his park and since 1967 the ground has matured into one of the most picturesque in the County.

Below is the letter regarding the general meeting to discuss the transfer from Twentylands on Church Lane to its present home.

Dear Sir,
I am writing to local residents and others whom I think may be interested to know that the cricket pitch at present used by Thrumpton Cricket Club has ceased to be available or does so in the near future.

Our President, GF Seymour has kindly offered playing facilities in the Park and the Playing Fields Association has been approached with a view to a grant in respect of levelling of the ground, preparing the turf etc.

It would appear that an allowance of as much as 50% of the total outlay would be considered by the Association and it has been arranged for an expert to examine the site and assess the requirements.

The club has been in existence for upwards of 100 year sand has given pride and pleasure to many. It is hoped that it will continue to do so for many years to come but obviously a concerted effort will have to be made to re-establish the Club in its new surroundings.

You are cordially invited to attend a general meeting of Thrumpton Cricket Club which is to be held at the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday, 14th October 1966, to discuss the details of the transfer. Mr GF Seymour will preside

Yours faithfully Eric Chettle (honorary secretary)

Pictured is the invitation to the meeting. To enlarge press on the picture